Is My Adopted Son Mahram?

Shaykh Jamir Meah advises on adoption, the rulings on mahram, and telling the truth to an adopted child. My question is: I was childless me and my husband adapted the son of my husband’s brother. Ten years ago my husband died. This boy is 29 and I am 60 so there is huge age gap. […]

Traveling without Mahram to Visit Parents

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan answers a question about the permissibility of a woman traveling without a mahram to visit here parents. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I hope this finds you in the best health. I have been traveling by road for the past few years to visit my parents from home, which […]

Can I Follow Another Madhhab When Traveling?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about taking a dispensation from another madhhab in one thing and how that affects other actions. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am Hanafi. In the Hanafi madhhab, it is not permissible for a woman to travel without a mahram. However, this website states that their is […]

Can I Give an Adopted Child My Surname?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about adoption, giving an adopted child one’s name, and how to make the child one’s mahram. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am planning on adopting a baby. I am aware of the rule against naming the child after your surname. It is not permissible. However, I […]

Physical Interaction with Non-Mahram Relations

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about a non-Mahram male relation who, it seems, is forcing himself on a female member of his family. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question. If a lady is alone with a person of the opposite gender who is her family. He comes to interact […]

Can a Woman Go Perform a Umra Alone? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I am a woman. Can I go on umra without a mahram? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, In the Shafi’i madhhab, it is permissible for a woman to perform a personally obligatory hajj or umrah without a mahram. [Bushra al-Karim] If however one has already […]

Can I Travel by Plane Without a Mahram?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I am willing to study in a city that is 50 minutes by plane away from my family. When I will there I’ll be residing in a very safe place. Is it permissible for a woman to fly a distance of about 350 miles (50 minutes) alone? […]

Is My Son a Mahram of His Father’s New Wife?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am divorced and have an young son. The father of my son ( my ex-husband) got married and asked my son to call his wife his mother. Which is fine with me because she is like a mother and my son should respect her. The only […]

Can a Non-Muslim Relative Be My Mahram?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum, Can a non-Muslim uncle be my mahram? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakaruh Thank you for your question. Who is a Maḥram? A maḥram is anyone who a Muslim lady cannot marry. This includes her father, son, grandson, brother (biological or through one of them […]

Are Step Siblings Mahram?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My children are in a blended family situation. Their father and I are divorced. He recently re-married a woman who has two daughters 16 and 18. My children are 8 (boy) and 6 (girl). Is my son mahram to his teenage step sisters? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]